ISSUES: Faces of Bigotry

Folded into all 1,300,000 copies of an issue of the United Auto Workers' weekly tabloid Solidarity last month was a provocative four-page insert calculated to catch the eye of each of its estimated 5,000,000 readers. Its cover page was alive with a drawing of a sheet-hooded, club-carrying Ku Klux Klanner standing menacingly next to the Statue of Liberty. Caption: WHICH Do You CHOOSE? LIBERTY or BIGOTRY. Printed inside was the full text of the rousing speech by U.A.W.-endorsed Jack Kennedy to Protestant ministers in Houston.

For three weeks the U.A.W. proudly stood behind its work, and even ordered reprints—until the independent...

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